In this new monthly series, From the Collection will showcase the work that the Rosenstaff does to ensure the long-term safety, security, preservation, and interpretation of our world-renowned rare books, manuscripts, artworks, and decorative-art artifacts. Sent our via a monthly newsletter and featured on our blog, this series will highlight the work that the team has undertaken in previous weeks on “Stewardship Mondays.”
“Stewardship Mondays” were created last summer in order to devote a worktime each and every week to the physical tasks necessary for collection care, from conducting inventories on collections to engaging in preventive conservation work and managing collections information systems. To follow along each week, find the #StewardshipMonday hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
Learn more about working with museum collections in our hands-on course: The Curator’s Toolkit
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at The Rosenbach? Curious to know how we get an object behind glass for an exhibition? In this interactive course taught by The Rosenbach’s Collections Department, you’ll learn the skills for studying, handling, and preserving the fine art, antiques, rare books, and manuscripts in our collection. Scholarships are available!
10 Tuesday sessions from 6:00-8:30 p.m. EST. 9/13, 9/20, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13.
Interested to hear Collections staff reflect on their work with objects? Check out the following episodes of The Rosenbach Podcast:
The Celtic Muse: Afternoon Tea, Scones, and Celtic Harp with Dr. Alexander Lawrence Ames
Parlor Talk: Exploring the History and Collections of The Rosenbach with Judith M. Guston, Curator & Director of Collections at The Rosenbach
Live from the Reading Room: Studying Rare Books and Manuscripts with Elizabeth E. Fuller, Librarian of The Rosenbach